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and brand new stories you will sear here first. jon: the obamacare website gets a makeover. new options are able if you're shopping. with deadline looming do the updates matter? >>> wild weekend weather across the u.s. and more is on the way. meteorologist maria molina on where people should be preparing now. >>> silicon valley versus washington. the nation's top tech companies teaming up to send a message to uncle sam. ease up on all snooping. it is all "happening now." jon: well the obamacare website getting a face-lift but ongoing problems with the federal exchange may be more than skin deep. i hope you had a good weekend. good morning to you. i'm jon scott. jenna: does obamacare cover facelifts? is that a question we're leading with today. jon: let's hope not. >> hi, everybody. i'm jenna lee. has a new look if you check it out online. it lets shoppers see insurance plans before they buy and whether they qualify for tax subsidies to lower costs. there are so-called back end problems the way customers get information to insurance companies may mean some people who think
. and a collection of troubling new obamacare developments tonight. the architect of the president's health care law moving along substantially when it comes to the president's impetus and false declaration that we could keep our doctors if we wanted to. here is ezekiel emanuel on fox news sunday. >> didn't they say if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor? >> yes. >> but if you want to pay more, you can do that. this is a matter of choice. and if you want to, you can pay for it. lou: he would be called an elitist for his remarks if he were a republican, so he gets away with it as a liberal. "the wall street journal" reporting that lower income individuals may be able to report on obamacare plans, but not the astronomical deductibles that will be required before the insurance kicks in. the average deductible for a so-called bronze plan on the exchange from the lower-priced coverage, is more than $5000 per year. that is more than 40% higher than the average deductible for an individually purchase plan before obamacare took effect. and volunteer fire departments could be the next victims of o
-imposed deadline for obamacare website. the white house told reporters that they have scene a quote, vast improvement, some say what exactly does that mean, in the health care website. >> bottom line, on december 1st, is night and day from where it was on october 1st. now to be clear, there likely will be times even with this increased capacity that that increased capacity will not be sufficient to handle peak demands. bill: but at the moment the most important part of the site is not even finished. the clock is running on that. stuart varney, host of "varney & company", fox business network. good morning to you, sir. >> good morning, bill. bill: what is the issue today, stuart. >> the back end. it is the back end that is really creating the problems now. two problems there in particular. insurers report that they are, that people are calling them saying, we enrolled but they have got no record of that enrollment. also information is going astray. 1/3 -- one h paying for it and pricing new products is not built yet. that vital importance has not even gotten started. the bac
: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, since obamacare implementation began on october 1, the president has spent much f his time talking about the malfunctioning website. however, i would remind the president of his own words several weeks ago. obamacare is more than just a website. the website was supposed to be the easy part. and the more people sign on to it, they will be made aware of the real problems with obamacare. in fact, when the millions of americans currently losing their health care plans try to log on will be, they met with drastically increased emiums, skyrocketing out-of-pocket cost, and reduced access to the doctors and hospitals they know. these problems are in direct contrast to the repeated promises made by the president. my constituents are rightly concerned with these broken promises and they are regularly contacting me and my office to voice their concerns. for instance, gillian in sparta, tennessee, wrote to me, and i quote, every year in the past my health care insurance has increased by small percentages. sometimes 5%, sometimes by 7%. this past week
to this little soliloquy she does where essentially she's saying that obamacare is a racist term. watch. >> i want to talk today about a controversial word. it's a word that has been with us for years. like it or not it's indelibly printed in the pages of american history, a word that was originally intended as a derogatory term, meant to shame, divide and demean. the world was conceived by a group of wealthy white men who needed a way to put themselves above and apart from a black man to render themselves unequal. you all know the word i'm talking about. obamacare. that's right. i said it and i'm not ashamed and neither is president obama. >> president obama who actually uses the term obamacare. there she is painting it to be another word -- it's obamacare. you can't really call it the affordable care act because as we've learned today, it's not affordable. >> remember hillary clinton had a plan. it was called hillary plan. was that antiwomen. remember when reagan's economic plan came forward, including david stockman was upset about it. they called it reagonomics. what about nick -- nixonan
's health care plan is still struggling to work. fox news reporting 29,000 people signed up for obamacare, the first two days of the month and at that rate, only 471,000 people would be enrolled by the deadline, december 23, in order to have coverage by january 1. that is well short of the 500,000 the administration was expecting to go in the first month alone. the president, however, today spent much of his time on his obamacare campaign offensive. today, trying to convince america's youth that it is in their best interest to buy health care insurance to support his cause. chief correspondent ed henry has our report. reporter: president obama today began a deliberate attempt to fire up his political debate. first, delivering a speech sponsored by the liberal center for american progress on income in inequality. and if we don't promise equal outcomes, but we strive to deliver equal opportunity. >> that is why i am here, because i need your help. reporter: americans are feeling insecure about health plans are canceled and stagnant wages, it and they are blaming him. >> when will they learn
: for some republicans the problem is with obamacare itself. >> you have 15% of the pollalation that didn't have health insurance when it started, and we think that number was high. we think it was closer to 10. they disrupted it for the 85% who had healthcare and their costs are going up significantly. so we have broken the system to help a few. nobody would fix a problem that way. >> reporter: even supporters of admit there is still a lot of room for improvement but say both sides of the aisle must meet in the middle to fix it. >> i have in my pocket right here, the erik can't for issued this playbook against obamacare the other day. they're not trying to work with us to try to address these issues. yes there are problems. there is no denying that. let's work to fix them. >> reporter: while the white house said enromment has jumped were 30% to 80% it's still calling the site a work in progress. al jazeera, new york. >> for the first time same-sex couples are marrying today in hawai'i. ceremonies started at midnight. officials hope the change will boost annual tourism rev
recorders say the train was going nearly three times faster than it should have been. >> rebooting obamacare. now that the website is working the president will try to boost confidence. >> resignation rejected. thailand's prime minister is refusing to step down as anti-government protesters storm the office building. >> iran exclusive - the prime minister saying its country struck a nuclear deal because it wanted to, not because of tough u.s.-led sanctions. hello, welcome to al jazeera america. good to have you with us. the commuter train that derailed sunday in new york city was going nearly three times faster than the limit. that's the finding of federal investigators looking that the crash that killed 40 passengers. the train was going 82 miles per hour heading into a 30 miles per hour curve. >> the question remains was this caused by operator error or a mechanical mistake on the tracks, or was there an issue with the brakes. from the nsc today, speed was a factor. that was reported by passengers and witnesses. investigators with the national transport safety board now know that the commu
as obamacare, is trying to provide health care for the 15% of the americans without health insurance. claim they have already benefited from obamacare. plaguedwebsite launch by technical problems, on tuesday the american president was at pains to give his affordable care act a clean bill of health. >> noun the website -- now the website is working for the vast majority. we want to ensure folks folks -- folks focus on what is at stake here, which is the capacity for you or your family's to be able to have the security of decent health insurance at a reasonable cost. >> launched on october 1, was designed to allow people to shop for insurance policies to provide medical coverage for millions of uninsured. problems host of emerge. insurers said many application forms were strewn with evers and others simply disappeared. website users complained of frequent outages. theck obama says most of bugs have been resolved, but yet the glitches has given fresh ammunition to the republican party as they take aim good >> it is not just a broken website. this bill is fundamentally flawed. ca
, dana perino. surprise, this is "the five." >> the white house has spoken. the obamacare web site is success and by their measure, why not look at other government successes. the postal service, the dmv, green jobs, war on drugs, the irs, obamacare hit rock bottom. a high-speed train to failure. is it really a success even by their own claims? maybe, much like a one dimensional town in a gun smoke episode, it looks real but don't lean on it. it could fall. signing up for obama car is like poking root kill with a. the only movement is from the stick. like mine after five day thursday the tropics it ain't working. so, obamacare's real success is showing the gulf between public and private standards. private profits from pleasure to standards are high. publicken sures survival. failure unmeasured blossoms, requiring more bureaucrats to manage the disaster so instead of putting out a fire we hire more arsonis arsonists but demos shouldn't fret. this may pass if the republicans chase sillier stuff. small pointless battles help deflect from obama's hellful right now the president is hos
see disapprove 56%. approve 39%. how likely are you to enroll in insurance through obamacare? or aca exchange likely 20% unlikely 47%. 50/5028%. we're back with the panel. david, where is this now on the hill? where are are republicans? where are democrats? where is this relaunch. >> i think had when you an administration this deep into a national policy and you are the midst of another pr offensive and improving the messaging, it means you have a durable political problem. and so for democrats, they're optimistic and by the fact that the web site is doing better. we'll know shortly over the next couple weeks, i think whether the back end is doing as well as the front end. that makes them feel good. for republicans who never liked the law and see a lot of problems with it they see nothing but problems coming down the pike. and, because of that, they don't think that this web site, in fixing it, is going to make things any better and, in fact, they feel like it's going to help them make their case against the law and you can expect to see more oversight hearings and you can expect to
this play book against obamacare the other day. they are not trying to work with us and try to address the issues. yes, there are problems. there is no denying that. let's work to fix them. we know what it looks like when they are fixed and looks like colorado and -- california and new york. >> reporter: kentucky, california, north carolina have their own state exchange websites which were also pretty slow when they first launched. as for the federal site the white house says enrollment jumped from 30-80%. white house still calling the site a work in progress. >> but you actually visited the site this morning, didn't you, what did you find? was it different and faster? >> it was faster because i logged on october 1st and that was pretty rough going that day and today it was definitely pretty quick. in fact, the true test i think that will happen here is for this repaired website is when there is maybe an on slot of people trying to enroll come before the december 23rd deadline so coverage can kick in on the 1st. >> thanks for joining us erica. parts of the country are getting hit with
in new york city, killing four people. >>> is something else ailing obamacare? >>> taxing online sales. the supreme court has its say. >>> federal investigators are now looking at the black boxes of a train that derailed in new york city on sunday. they want to know what caused the train to jump the tracks, killing four people and injuring dozens more. crews cleared the tracks so service could resume on one of the busiest train lines. jonathan, good afternoon. how are the cleanup efforts going right now? >> well, stephanie, i would say crews are on the final stretches of work, at least here on the scene they brought on a out a cadaver dog. they uprighted most of the cars at this point. this is the final car. if you can see through the bushes here you'll see that final car there. they were just able to upright with these large cranes that they've been using and they've been hauling the other cars away. in fact the one you've been looking at, the earlier video, this is the car that was just inches from the water, where near where the hudson and harl rivers meet. that fourth person found
by january 1st, the day that the affordable care act, and let's see if president obama still calls it obama-care, we haven't heard him use it lately, but this is crunch time. going back on offense and trying to turn the page over the last two months. we will also make an impact on how it is making a difference. the benefits of these protections will only accumulate in the weeks and months ahead. some of them i just mentioned. people gather near the white house today to call on president obama to do more to help treat allen gross. the american contractor has been held in a cuban prison for four years. he was there to set up internet service. but cuba says it was part of a blot to undermine its government. he was convicted and sentenced to 15 years in jail. libby casey joins us now, libby, what happened at the vigil that was held today. >> allen gross lives outside of d.c., and he was very involved in the jewish community, and what he had gone down to do was set up internet hubs. he was a sun con track for the u.s. government, the agency for international development. so judy gross, just says that
anything in washington. great to see you. is obamacare the reason both sides came to be softening on this? >> i think i credit environment this deal to happen. think of where we were eight weeks ago. we were fighting over obamacare. now we're in a situation republicans do not want to have it on the budget. both of her pretty bad for them. let's look at the democrats. suffering politically from obamacare, they want to change the subject as much as possible. laws and the city are taking care of very important response abilities here until they've been pigmentation problems can get worked out. in one sense it helped. but also similar reason driving is as both parties are trying to kick this out for two more years to have an election and decide how these issues get resolved. accommodation suggests they will get a deal in the next couple of days. dagen: this is if you have described it to use your words some low hanging fruit. how does this deal come together and what are the chances it does? >> i think it is slightly better than 50% chance it is going to get done. remember, the two chairs neg
for the first time. why some are jumping on the obamacare bandwagon. >>> a new way to plan for the golder years. 401k advisors with a different domestic philosophy. >> and one of the most chaotic places on earth. you are looking live at the christmas tree in new york city. the tree will be lit tonight. tÑ >>> you're waking up to a live look at denver international airport where the snow is falling and more is on the way. >> good morning to you and welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm thomas drayton. the possible pitfalls in what is a popular way to save for retirement. first, let's check out what the temperatures are doing across the nation. meteorologist nicole mitchell. >> we talked about the snowy side of this, but the cold air side is dramatic. two days ago we had temperatures in the 40s. some of the highs in the next couple of days may not go above zero. with that, dramatic temperature changes between yesterday and today. denver, 30 degrees cooler than we were yesterday. and, of course, that is supporting the snow that we see across the region. >> the cold air is spreading to places th
theosh avoided word obamacare. is that now -- >> i came out and talked about obamacare several times. >> i do not hear people using the word anymore. >> watchword? >> obamacare. >> i think you're going to sue me somewhere. [laughter] fine witht i am calling obamacare, the president is fine with it. we are focused on making sure that the care part is delivered to the americans that want it. whether it is the affordable care act, obamacare, or anything else, what matters to the president is that the benefits available to every american who gets covered through the exchanges, or have covered all the -- already, is delivered. or one of us who has insurance coverage already has benefits from the afford will care act, from obamacare. child between 18 and 26, that child is now able to stay on your insurance coverage, where before they were not. there are benefits when it comes insurers,bility of because of the afford will care act, throw you off the plan because of a pre-existing condition. benefits that will kick in once the exchanges cake and will be long. we are focused on the care and m
's coming out over the new obamacare website. some 400 changes that were made by programmers and code writers, but there are more changes to come as far as the back end of the site important for insurance companies. wet get into that and talk about what these numbers mean and the way this entire site is heading. >> it's the back end. everything is about the back end. >> just for you, tony harris. >> at the top of the hour right here on al jazeera america. >> a return of a familiar face to the usc football program, jessica taff is here with your supports ted lines. >> a new big man on campus, it seems. usc has named washington steve kar sizi and the trojans are hoping he can turn around the football program like he did for the huskies. he was an assistant with the usc in 2007 and '8 went 6 and 2 after taking over for lane kisin who was fired in september. mean while, trouble off of the ice for simeon barlemov. he is scheduled to be back in court on monday in denver to face those misdemeanor charges for assault charges that he had after his girlfriend said he attacked her. finally, inju
obamacare. in the eye. you need it the way she missed the match cultural assets. it really does hold the troubled nation together. great stay connected positive present in it and pretended to our new stake in rebel held town actually cost him. it was him any money and an unimaginable tragedy. the news but it was about to turn off the mat and speak also mean you would never be postponed to cut off i mean it really mean a music harmonious society. i came into everything and all that because in fact music see inside this is x away we need to eat and drink. we also knew the music. and they know how mom. the cake but political correctness. i like and i'm sure someone can record an album and kept the band dave and kate murray the many talented musician in the hold on to lead. he is one of the tracks on the african express album i'm still full from the north with mommy. ato pitching team to take part in the cross cultural musical cooperation came in at that time. one of the gospel message it's the moment the most appropriate moment miss molly has just come through crises like it's never see
-pay will triple under obamacare. >> many democrats reported no big problems. they are getting the better coverage and cheaper premiums. lawmakers have a choice. they can opt out. that could cost them cash. a senator decided to enroll at and hee weight -- way gets no government subsidy. he is paying nearly $600 a month in premiums. others do not need to roll the they are covered by other insurance. ted cruz is covered by his wife's plan. she wears a goldman sachs. for thepassing democrats have tried to make an goldman covers an issue in this debate. only one guest colleague is down one who said he -- colleague who said he will pay the penalty. >> the botched rollout of may have served as a cautionary tale for other u.s. agencies. the fcc announced decided to push back its broadcast auction to make sure the software works. megan hughes reports. tom wheeler said the systems and need to work from the moment the first bid is placed. unlike, he is willing to push back the timeline. the original plan was for the end of the year. in spectrum auction would be 2014. wheeler ha
, obamacare and other types of federal regulations. and on consumer spending which the fed is always watching as well, the report says it increased in almost all districts at a modest to moderate pace. to ashley around tracy. ashley: peter, look, the president also speaking about an hour ago. he is going in front of the camera a lot these days. talking about the economy. what is his read on things? >> well he didn't give us any kind of economic report card. this was a speech largely on economic inequality. it was about economic mobility. the ability of people to move up in income classes with better jobs and better training, et cetera. and it was, mainly to support the president's agenda items, including obamacare but also his education initiatives and other measures. back to you. ashley: peter barnes, thank you so much. >> you bet. tracy: let's get a quick reaction on these markets after that news peter just brought us. nicole petallides on floor of the new york stock exchange. little bit of movement. >> yeah a little bit of movement up off the lows. keeping close eye on 10-year bond. 2.84%
're following. the train in new york city, killing four people. >>> is something else ailing obamacare? >>> taxing online sales. the supreme court has its say. >>> federal investigators are now looking at the black boxes of a train that derailed in new york city on sunday. they want to know what caused
health insurance plans. this report shows the average deductible for individuals under obamacare's lower priced bronze plan is more than $5,000 a year and also claims the average deductible for individual plans before much of the law went into effect was just about 3-1/2 thousand dollars. the deadline to apply for own kaz is two weeks away. we're learning a new feature that just went live at >> for the first time without an account or password you can see your deductible and all out of pocket costs on a screen that shows your premium, but just because the numbers are easy to fine doesn't mean they're easy on the bank account because the average deductible that pops up is 42% higher than it used to be. that's what the study fund looking at 34 states on the marketplace. now some tech experts are saying this window shopping feature doesn't help run any better. >> doesn't change the overall flow of the web site itself. they're trying to put together and piece together a lot of different things to make the web site functional or look like they're continuing to m
, that is the beginning. the effective date of the affordable care act, obamacare, you have to enroll by december 23rdrd. if you are in the individual marketplace, if you don't get your insurance from an employer, you will have to log onto still experiencing a lot of problems, now, it's crunch time. back to you. >> mike viqueira at the white house. thanks. now to the ukraine. that country's leader is trying to ends days of government protests. thousands of people gathered on the streets of kiev today after president victori yanokovich rejected a packet with the eu and sided are russia. dozens of demonstrators over the weekend. the president said today that police acted excessively. barnaby phillips is in kiev with more on this situation. >> in the city center, it does feel like a revolution is underway. the city hall has become a headquarters for protesters. all day, people came in. just have a look or enjoy the food and hot drinks or even to catch a nap. amidst all of this, a workman valiantly removes the carpet so that it won't get damaged in these extraordinary times. the problem for
to be an attempt to do something. by the way republicans are saying this is an attempt to distract from obamacare. >> it is a long-term interest of his. the one-- to put an idea on at againa is usually what a president does in the 8th year of his presidency, not in what are we, the 6th or something, 5th. so he should still be focus on things about which he has actual action items. rather than just putting something on the agenda. do that later in the term but because of the stagnation in washington and in congress, i think he's decided to just be a more rhetorical president. just on the one point about the income inequality. if are you talking about the top 1%, i agree with mark, there has been this ridiculous increase in wages, ridiculous compensation screams on wall street, a lot of the socialization of profit. privatization of profits, socialization of risk. but if you are talking about the top 20% or top 30%, there i think you have a structural problem that ed kated people have become really good at marrying other educated people and passing their advantages. and i don't think you can do much
to triple. >> even though private insurance companies are selling plans on the obamacare exchanges. doctors are ambivant as to whether they'll take the insurance. 44% of physicians plan on sitting out the first year. 33% are not sure if they'll participate. nationwide four in 10 physicians are still weighing their options. >> lower payments to first irnings, experts say is one way of making plan affordable. for patients that have insurance to pay doctors higher rates. they carry higher out of pocket costs, creating hurdles for the physicians. >> many insurance companies tell us they won't advice us of the deductible ahead of time so the doctor can't collect the deductible in advance. that means the doctor has to wait for the insurance company determination, has to bill the patient and hopes that the patients can pay us. >> that hope may not make financial sense when the drive to lower health care costs is putting pressure on the bottom line. >> the art world is converging on miami beach for an exhibit expected to attract 50,000. >> the snow is helping to put miami on the map as a global cul
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